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I have been waiting for Disney’s Frozen to come out for a long time. I saw the initial character sketches and story boards when I went to L.A. last year with Disney and then I saw a sneak peek of some of the scenes when I went on my most recent Disney trip so I knew just how amazing the whole movie was going to be.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel- LOVE HER!). Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven. Elsa’s icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter and Anna hopes she will be able to get Elsa to reverse this eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
My whole family LOVED everything about Frozen from the beautiful imagery to the amazing songs. We already purchased the soundtrack and have been listening to it non-stop. Of course our favorite song is “Let It Go” sung my Idina Menzel who has the voice of an angel. As 2 sisters themselves I think my girls were really able to relate to sisters Anna and Elsa. They loved the pretty dresses and of course the beautiful ice castle. There was enough humor in Frozen for my husband to enjoy it, too! Frozen is a great movie for the whole family.
When you go to see Frozen make sure to get there on time as the movie short that comes on before Frozen, Get a Horse, is AMAZING! I don’t want to give anything away but it is one of the best things I have ever seen on the big screen. DON’T MISS IT!!!
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.
· Kristen Bell will star in the feature film “Veronica Mars,” reprising the title role. Her film credits include the comedy “Hit & Run,” written and directed by Dax Shepard and co-produced by Bell, as well as “Movie 43,” “Some Girls,” “You Again,” “Burlesque,” “When in Rome,” “Couples Retreat,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and David Mamet’s “Spartan.” On the small screen, Bell stars in Showtime’s “House of Lies” with Don Cheadle, and has also starred in “Heroes” and “Veronica Mars.” Broadway credits include “The Crucible” and “Tom Sawyer.”
· Idina Menzel, who won a Tony Award® as best actress in a musical for her role as Elphaba in Broadway’s “Wicked” (2004), landed her first role on Broadway in 1995 in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent.” Film credits include “Enchanted” and the feature film “Rent.” She has appeared in a recurring role on TV’s “Glee” and recently released “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony,” a live concert with anorchestra led by composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel is currently on a North American concert tour.
· Jonathan Groff’s film credits include “Taking Woodstock,” “Twelve Thirty,” “The Conspirator” and “C.O.G.,” which was part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. TV credits include Fox’s “Glee,” the Starz series “Boss” and CBS’ “The Good Wife.” Groff received a Tony® nomination for his performance in the Tony®-winning musical “Spring Awakening,” and appeared in the Public Theater’s revival of “Hair” and off-Broadway plays “Prayer for My Enemy” and “The Submission,” among others. He made his West End debut in Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap,” and appeared in the 2010 Tony®-winning “Red” by John Logan at the Mark Taper Forum.
· Josh Gad, veteran of the Groundlings Improv troupe and founder of The Lost Nomads Comedy Troupe, appears alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in “The Internship.” He stars as Apple co-creator Steve Wozniak in the biopic “Jobs,” and as Sam Kinison in the upcoming biopic directed by David Permut. Gad also stars in the Zach Braff Kickstarter-funded indie project “Wish I Was Here.” His credits include “Thanks for Sharing,” “Love & Other Drugs” and “Crossing Over.” On Broadway, he was nominated for a Tony® for his role in “The Book of Mormon,” and also appeared in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
· Kristen Anderson-Lopez made her off-Broadway debut at Primary Stages with “In Transit,” a musical performed entirely without accompaniment, inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway. Robert Lopez is the Tony®-, Grammy®-, and Emmy®- winning co-creator of the worldwide smash hit Broadway musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon.” Together with his wife and collaborator, he co-wrote songs for the feature film “Winnie the Pooh” and “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” a beloved fixture at in Disney’s Animal Kingdom since 2006. Their next project for stage is an original musical called “Up Here.”
· Director Chris Buck helmed the 1999 Disney classic “Tarzan” (with Kevin Lima) as well as the 2007 Oscar®-nominated “Surf’s Up” (with Ash Brannon). His animation credits also include 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and “Pocahontas” (1995).
· Director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping comedy adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.” Her screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions.
· Peter Del Vecho’s credits as producer include 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.” He served as associate producer for “Chicken Little” and “Treasure Planet.”
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